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Obama refuses ice bucket challenge, but donates instead

Some of the most famous people in the world have been drenching themselves in freezing cold water and posting the video online in a fundraising stunt called the ice bucket challenge.

It has helped raise money for and awareness of ALS, a neurodegenerative disease.

However, despite being nominated by a number of celebrities, the White House has confirmed President Obama will not take part, but will be donating.

Ben Moore reports.

  • 22 Aug 2014
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